Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Black History Month: 1862: Confined Negroes in Military Prisons in Richmond, VA

Richmond Examiner – October 1, 1862

A LIST OF NEGROES NOW CONFINED IN THE MILITARY PRISONS, IN RICHMOND, VA.

J A Emery, free, Salem, Mass
E Boven, free, Maryland
E B Williams, free, Baltimore
Daniel Carter, slave of T McCormick, Clarke co, Va
Andrew Williams, free, New York
Joe Brown, slave of Z Ailes, Miss
Alfred Jonnes, slave of Newton Ladd, Charles City Co
Isaac Webster, free, Washington, D C
Joe James, free, Henrico co, Va
L McCoy, free, New York city
Benj Dangerfield, slave of James Riley, Jefferson co, Va
J Johnson, slave of Wm Crump, New Kent co
Jas Kranty, slave of Wm Kranty, Loudoun co
Nathan, slave of Chas Berley, Loudoun co
Jim Johnson, free, Connecticut
Leana Johnson, woman, slave of Mrs. M. Howard, Fairfax co
Wm Norris, slave of Robt Allison, Fairfax co
Wm hensby, free, Annapolis, Md
Robert ---, free, Maryland
Charles
L Hawkins, slave of John Mitchell, Md
R B Wilson, free, Ohio
Wm Jos Burke, free boy, New York
Wm H Richards, free, Baltimore, Md
Jno Cox, slave of Ric'd Lyons, King and Queen co
Chas Montgomery, free, D C
Reed Harrison, free, Prince William co, Va
Thos Jackson, free, New York State
Carter Freeman, slave of Wm Davis, Prince William co, Va
Richmond Roane, slave of Dr Fontleroy, Hanover
Dan, slave of Sam'l Humphreys, Stafford co, Va
Alex Johnson, free, New York
Mary Cook, slave of Mrs. Randolph, Fredericksburg
John, slave of Capt Stevens, Fredricksburg
Abram Spencer, free, Strasburg, Va
Charley ---, free, Prince William co, Va
Sam'l Hill, free, Washington
John Read, slave of Mrs. Stillaton, Front Royal, Va
Esau, slave of Wm Bowen, Fauquier co, VA
El Hamilton, slave of Dan'l Meltinger, Romney, Va
Thos Gassus, free, White Hall, N Y
Gen Jordan, free, Phila
David Jones, free, New Jersey
John Henry, free, Alexandria
Jim Green, free, R L
John Clarke, free, Washington
Green Jones, free, Ohio
Thos Mitchell, free, Ohio
George Cook, free, Prince William
William Lipscomb, slave of Mrs. Gordon, New kent
Jerry Lomax, slave of Wm Pratt, Va
Horace, slave of Geo Taylor
John Williams, free, Alexandria, Va
Gibson Gracy and three children, slave of widow Goodwin, Fairfax co
Chas Murphy
Andrew Jackson, free, Penn
Edmond, slave of John Sanderson, Norfolk co, Va
Louisa
Jaes, slave of Maj Wm Allen, Jamestown Island
Jim West, slave of Geo R Cox, King William co
Jackson, slave of Richard Bailey, Sandy Point
Nat, slave of Albert Hawkerds, York river
Aug D Pretley, free, Phila
Joe Hall, slave of Dr Chas Seldon, Richmond
Isaac Wood, slave of Chas Wood, no county
King Abel, slave of Thomas Candish, Williamsburg
Eliza Gaskins, Louisa, Wm H Gaskins – free, and children, Prince William
Thomas Dickerson, slave of Chas Dickerson, Greenbrier co, Va
Susan Gaskins, free, and D Gaskins, H Gaskins and Catharine Gaskins, her children, Prince William
Jim Johnson, free, Connecticut
Harrison Read, free, Prince William
Joe Bush, free, New York
Jas West, slave of Geo R Cocke, King and Queen
Oliver Pleasants, free, Charles City co
Chas Montgomery, free, Washington, D C
Wm H Richards, free, Baltimore, Md
John Cox, slave of Richard Lyne, King and Queen
Richard Hudgins, slave of Capt John Taylor, Charlottesville
Sam'l Hill, free, Washington, D C
Thos Jackson, free, New York
Joe Boykin, slave of Graham Pearce, New Kent co
Jas Marzingo, free, Westmoreland co
Dan'l Henderson, slave of Frank Ruffin, Richmond city
Baldwin Lee, slave of Richard Baylor, Sandy Point
David Young, slave of Rich'd Baylor, Sandy Point
J Beeden, slave of M Stilluts, Front Royal
R Western, slave of Thos Evans, York co

The history here given is obtained from the negroes themselves.

Jno. H. Winder, Brig Gen
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